* Posts by Dan Paul

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Brit airline pilots warn of drone menace

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Re: Drones can't crash airplanes (Oh yes they can!)

You are thinking of propeller driven planes which I grant may be difficult to take down with only a small drone. The speed of a single engine prop driven plane isn't usually much beyond 100 MPH.

However, commercial passenger carrying aircraft are almost ALL jets or turbojets (Props driven by jets).

The speed of a jet is considerably higher than a prop plane, therefore the impact forces will be greater.

If a single seagull or duck can disable a jet rotor then a single drone can do the same thing. Even debris on the runway is enough to knock one out of commission.

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US police contracts and private forum posts dumped online

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Re: American Cops need reforms

Everything you said can be considered libel and slander. You have no proof except your own supposition.

Perhaps, those who believe they can disobey the directions of a police officer or that they could just run away and not suffer any consequences should follow your advice as well.

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State Department finds 22 classified emails in Hillary’s server, denies wrongdoing

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Re: Spot the oxymoron (Yes, YOU!)

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/30/us/politics/22-clinton-emails-deemed-too-classified-to-be-made-public.html?_r=0

Of the 1,000 emails that shouldn't be on her server, there are 22 MORE emails that are so highly classified that the DoJ reviewers had to be "read in" to the program (IE added to the allowed list) and that the subject of the emails can never be seen outside those few people. They are so highly redacted that they will never be released to the public!

Is that factual enough for you? If not then shut up and stop commenting about politics that you obviously don't understand but seem to want to shill for the second greatest liar and thief I have ever seen in my life.

Carefully placed? You mean like all the anti Republican comments carefully inserted by the left leaning NWO at the Register?

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Uma Abedin is also responsible..

Uma Abedin (Hillary Clintons secretary) deliberately removed these classified headers on the emails so they could be sent to Hillary Clintons illegal private mail server. This is all covered in various WAPO and NYT articles.

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Re: Thursday's lunch menu

WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE? I'll tell you....

The people that were reviewing these emails had to be read in to the program because their TOP SECRET CLEARANCE wasn't high enough to be allowed read these emails. These emails were edited by Huma Abedin to REMOVE "CLASSIFIED" HEADERS so she could email them to Hillary on her illegal, insecure private email server and then she lied to congress about it.

Hillary scoffs at any law because she and Bill feel they are above the laws of this country.

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Re: "wasn't at the time".

So you are an avowed shill for Hillary and still don't understand that General David Petraeus was drummed out of the service for treating classified material in exactly the same callous manner as Hillary Clinton did. Not only that, but the level of secrecy was far greater in Hillary's case than in the Petraeus' case.

Maybe you should stop commenting on US politics, because YOU haven't got a clue what you are speaking about.

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Medical data experiment goes horribly wrong: 950,000 records lost

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There is no penalty so they just dont care...

If there are no consequences to this crime, it will just continue unabated.

IMHO, my personal data with SSN is worth $100,000 dollars to me. It is MY data and I get to say what it's value is.

If you have it, better keep it safe. Let's see, 950,000 stolen identities at $100,000 apiece....that might make a beancounter fund the security of their system.

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Data centers dig in as monster storm strikes America's East Coast

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Re: Being out in the snow 'officially against the law'

Because the "Mayor" and the entire NYC government are wimpy and ineffectual idiots and morons who shouldn't have been given drivers license's; let alone allowed to vote or govern. Those "decree's" have cost NYS millions of dollars in lost productivity and not resulted in any safer behavior.

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Virginia man charged in intriguing 'suspicious bacon' case

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Re: Felony wearing of a mask in Public?

Would not have been an Irish Republican Army if there had not been the Protestant Orangemen that made it happen. Let alone the systematic discrimination against Catholics for hundreds of years by Protestant England.

Glass Houses, Stones.

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EU competition commish: We 'pay' for search and social media – with our data

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Re: Free or not, they need CONSENT before stealing and selling my personal info

But YOU already gave consent to them when you chose the "Accept" radio button. It was not stolen, YOU gave them permission. Or don't you know how to read?

If you wanted "Informed Consent" you should have read the T's and C's. There is no excuse if you didn't and no sympathy for self inflicted wounds.

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Snowden bag-carrier Miranda's detention was lawful – UK appeal court

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Re: Freedom of speech dies

You NEVER had any "Free Speech" to begin with in Britain. What little control over it you had was willingly ceded to another government.

Sticks and stones!

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Trump's new thought bubble: Make Apple manufacture in the USA

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Aircraft now so automated pilots have forgotten how to fly

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Re: Pilots will soon only be needed for taxiing (Not likely)

Tell that to the heirs of the 49 people killed in Colgan Air Flight 3407 to Buffalo NY USA (Continental) when the plane came out of automatic control on approach and the young inexperienced pilots couldn't cope with the icing on the wings, the plane stalled and nosedived into the ground. It crashed almost in one of my coworkers back yard in the middle of the night.

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Probe launched after mischiefmaker invades US spyboss's Verizon broadband account

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Re: Storm in a teacup

There already IS a law that is supposed to prevent this type of behavior by ANY government employee.

I believe they call it the Official Secrets Act and General David Petreaus was already sacked under it for having Top Secret classified documents outside the office. That law also covers using private UNSECURE email accounts to pass Top Secret information.

Hillary Clinton clearly violated this law when she was Secretary of State and now the CIA director violated it.

In fact, it appears that the entire Obama administration thinks they can violate the laws of the US with impunity.

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BBC risks wrath of android rights activists with Robot Wars reboot

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No holds barred, no rules.....

The world needs a form of "Robot Wars" that allows ANY style, weapons or configuration of "robot".

The robots should be "fully autonomous" other than the RC commands to start and stop battling. Not like the "Real Steel" knockoff where it's more like a huge puppet show of "Rock'em, Sock'em Robots"

An abandoned quarry would probably be the best site, that way flame throwers and missiles wouldn't be likely to damage anyone. There would also be enough space and enough places to hide in ambush.

I'll even bet that MOD and DARPA would help provide funding and other resources

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Beware the terrorist drones! For they are coming! Pass new laws!

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Re: yeah, that'll work..

"Practically" speaking, a drone can follow a pre-set flight path that could be programmed in. RC aircraft are usually remote piloted

RC stands for radio/remote controlled and a drone can be controlled this way but it is often autonomous until the payload is to be delivered.

EITHER method could be used for nefarious purposes and RC Aircraft can carry a much higher payload that a COTS drone from Amazon. (Commonly available, off the shelf)

Some RC aircraft have a 10 ft wingspan which means that the payload could be a significant concern.

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David Bowie: Musician, actor... tech admirer

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Re: Glum (Me too)

I have to agree with you about the quality of music today and it's lack of innovation and style. Especially since I'm a 60 year old "fogey" but the younger generations think so too.

Even 15 to 22 y/o kids (those with musical taste at least) agree. Personal conversations with many of these kids have shown they think most 60's/70's/80's artists are fully head and shoulders above most recent talent.

Over the last 10 to 12 years at Artpark in Lewiston NY, USA there have been some pretty damn good 60's/70's/80's bands that have come through and I can only lament that when those artists have gone on the final tour, so will be the venue's popularity.

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Bowie truly was "alien" and way before his time...

David Bowie will be sadly missed. He was always way ahead of trends in almost every aspect of his life and music. If any performer qualified for the title, he was a true "alien". His performances transcended music and influenced the art world and his androgynous persona was light years ahead of recent viewpoints of sexuality.

It is too bad that age and disease are taking influential artists like Bowie and others from this world.

It is a darker place without them and there seemingly will be no comparable replacements.

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Catalan town hall seriously downsizes monarch

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James O'Shea

Really, you should stop commenting on situations that you are unable to comprehend.

It is LEGAL to carry guns openly in many states in the USA.

Next, if you even knew what predicated the takeover you might agree with them but that's apparently beyond your ability to understand.

Finally, under the Obama administration, black people are allowed (nay ENCOURAGED) to kill indiscriminately, commit arson, riot, loot and otherwise cause mayhem without ANY penalty.

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Bloke sues dad who shot down his drone – and why it may decide who owns the skies

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Re: Missed it?

They have been too busy writing snarky Democrat political comments in to all their articles and silencing the two remaining somewhat conservative contributors, Page and Worstall.

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Re: "250 grams (1 pound)"

Idiot, before you throw stones at others better get your facts straight!

One pound is approximately 454 grams, one ounce is appx. 28 grams.

Can someone cuff you in the ear and drag YOU back to grade school? You frikkin English invented the measurements and used them before you all became a bunch of metric wankers like the French.

Metric is for wimps and surrender monkeys that can't do fractional math.

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Crafty booby-trapped invoice malware empties Japanese bank accounts

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In the future, lets agree to...

put the actual names of the antivirus products that detect this malware in the damn article from now on!

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Happy new year, VW: Uncle Sam sues over engine cheatware

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Re: Ah, let me tell you about the EPA.

You have no idea as you morons welcome the hand of government up your skirts every day. You whiny "intellectuals" don't even comprehend the scale of the US let alone what happens when the government is way out of control and overstepping its bounds by trying to regulate what supposedly qualifies as "wetlands". Just because there is an occasional puddle once in a blue moon doesn't mean this land is a regulated "wetlands"

It's not hate for the environment, it's hate for an unjust and tyrannical government that has overreached and overregulated the lives of many ranchers and farmers. Those people were living on the land long before BLM existed.

Would it be too much to assume that any of you 'tards understand anything you comment blindly on?

I guess so....

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Cisco Jabbers in the clear due to STARTTLS bug

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Re: ssl/tls overly complex

Thanks Mike,

I appreciate an explanation like yours that goes into enough detail to be understandable while holding back on the unnecessarily technical baloney, user opinion and general BS we see from too many commentards.

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Skilled workers, not cost, lured Apple to China says Tim Cook

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Re: Lies from the Top

Have an upvote!

Cook is in cahoots with Obama, they want to blame the "lack of skilled workers" on anyone but themselves. When in fact that clown has already had 8 years to do something besides roll his eyes and bluster. The Dummycrats had their time and wasted it all.

Hopefully Republicans can shove that "Common Core" and "multicultural studies" vomit up his kiester.

A return to REAL education (Math Science) might be more realistic, rather than the current high school/college indoctrination into various forms of social misbehavior.

Dummycrats sure had a great idea, let's encourage our children, under the guise of education; to be the very antithesis of their parents belief structure. This poison starts in grade school and continues through college, leaving its adherents unable to work, unable to think, unable to act, EXCEPT in a truly spoiled brat entitled way. It breaks down the family unit and leaves these children without a moral compass. What better way to promote atheism and communism? Those are the specific goals of our so called educators and politicians! So they can create a new pool of feckless, helpless leeches to vote for them and suck on the proverbial teats of government. To me, it smacks of the re-education camps of China, Russia and North Korea.

Lets make everyone the same ala Madeleine L'Engles novels in the "Wrinkle in time" series written in 1963 that railed against conformity (prophetic this happened at a time when all this PC conformity was just beginning to take hold of colleges and schools everywhere).

We can all live in the same house, open the same door and play at the same time with the same ball, wear the same style and color clothes and say the same things.

Isn't FUN to be the same as everyone else and give up all independent thoughts and actions and ideals? If you conform, you don't even have to think anymore.

Doesn't that sound like a MAC-o-lyte to you?

You also give up the best parts of humanity, you are no longer exceptional as you aren't allowed to be better than anyone else. This is a farce and an outright lie of progressives. Humans should always strive to be better, otherwise humanity is doomed and progressivism/liberalism are the cause of our downfall.

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Hello Kitty hack exposes 3.3 million users' details, says infosec bod

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Re: Really?

I agree Credas, but that doesn't mean that someone would not use the stolen identity of a child to create a credit record that did have those items.

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Iranian hackers targeted New York dam, had a quick nosy around

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Re: Internet of Things...

The problem is that many or most of these reservoirs/dams are out in the middle of nowhere and are usually unmanned except during infrequent maintenance periods.

Municipalities being the skinflints that they are, one reason why they are on the Internet is the fact that there is no such thing as a commonly available telephone modem that works under Windows 7 or greater, the other is that there may be as many as 500 to 600 miles between facilities and central operations.

Having them all on the Internet so they can be monitored or controlled is a big cost savings for the water board. Notice that I never said they were concerned about "security"?

Who the hell do you think works most often for municipalities anyway? That's right, the relatives of politicians, that's whom.

I think we all know where this is leading.

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'Powerful blast' at Glasgow City Council data centre prompts IT meltdown

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If they had the UPS batteries in the....

same room as the equipment, they could have had a hydrogen explosion from the buildup of H2

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The kind that...

feature in the BOFH series perhaps?

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Lloyds Bank apologises for ClickSafe verification system snafu

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Clicksafe, what a misnomer!

Exactly, Everytime you enter the information, you increase your potential exposure by 100%

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USA doubles visa fees for migrant IT workers

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Re: Cute

Christoph,

Are you tilting at invisible windmills trying to equate everything this country decides as being against foreigners? Since you so obviously don't understand US policy or politics please stop commenting about it.

All these people are complaining about is scummy business owners who want to bring in someone cheaper to replace them by misusing the visa program which is only supposed to be used when a company cannot find skilled workers. The caveat is that they could have found them in the US but would have to pay them more than slave wages.

I SINCERELY hope someone uses an H1B visa to do that to you personally!

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Google says Project Fi wireless network now slabable

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Fat luck with that coverage....

map.

I put in my address, only to be told that there is plenty of 4G LTE when I know damn well that I only have minimal 3G service where I live.

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Enraged Brits demand Donald Trump UK ban

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Re: All you treehuggers need to look at the numbers.

Alan, What kind of idiot are you? They didn't take that barbaric statement out of the most recent printing of the Koran. It's still there and it is gullible fools like you that discount their murderous behavior that will end up being killed by what you are trying to protect.

Stop reading between the lines looking for mysterious meanings, the threat is plainly obvious and they want all non Muslims dead. Jihad means war and you are a fool.

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Re: All you treehuggers need to look at the numbers.

No, your inability to read what I said and comprehend it is pretty disappointing. I would say you have

There is ONLY a NEW Testament in Christianity, not the Koran.

Therefore, there are only old testament FUNDAMENTALIST Muslims who believe in Jihad. Refuting the actions of their murderous brethren has not happened so they are all guilty of complicity. Those so called "Peaceful Muslims" have not issued a fatwa against terrorism and the murders and rapes of non Islamic peoples.

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Re: All you treehuggers need to look at the numbers.

The fact that almost all Terrorists are Muslims and that almost all terrorist acts are committed by those of Islamic beliefs, seems to have escaped your rapier like wit.

You are promoting the same BS and expecting different results.

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Re: Just underscores that the UK does not have freedom of speech

Do you always lie? Does your media always lie? Yes, appears so.

Must be since Donald Trump SIGNED A PLEDGE TO NOT RUN AS AN INDEPENDENT! He has addressed this multiple times in the media, but you have to lie.

But hey, lets not let a little lie get any traction.

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Re: @ Big John There are two points of view

Because Obama the traitor, lied to the American people from the first moment he opened his mouth about every topic he's ever brought up. Obama does not like this country and has done nothing but divide it since he became president.

He violated his oath of office, is still attempting to ruin this country financially, kowtows to foreign leaders, defamed previous presidents and elected officials, interfered with the Military and the rules of engagement helping to kill many of our soldiers, kissed the ass of Putin and the Ayatollah, is responsible for the mess in Syria, Libya and Iraq and soon will be in Afghanistan, violated the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, lied to the American people about the "Syrian Refugees" calling them "Widows and Orphans" when it is quite clear in the video from European news that over 30% of these so called refugee's are military age men, refuses to call these terrorists what they are and disallows DHS DOJ, FBI CIA etc to call them what they are which is "Islamic Terrorists".

Oh and backpedaled and lied like hell when he found out that the "Domestic Terrorists" in San Bernardino California were really Islamic Murderers and that one of them had already been "vetted" the same way this dolt suggests we would check the backgrounds of these same "Syrian Refugees".

Funny how just looking at her Farcebook postings of a few years ago would have shown she was a jihadi, but that Obama again, he decreed that DHS and OPM can't examine someone's Farcebook history when doing a background check.

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Apply online to go to Mars. No, seriously

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Re: talented men and women from diverse backgrounds and every walk of life

So, too frikking bad D@v3!

Bring something else to the table besides mouths to feed. Especially if you want consideration as a NASA Astronaut.

So you want be part of an American Government Agency? Then prepare to be required to be an American citizen, you moron. I'm sure the qualifications in Russia and China are much the same. Or you can start your own space program.

Screw "multiculturalism and diversity" if the only thing they bring are whiny, ungrateful, ignorant dolts that have no skills, no income and no chance of producing either.

They provide no value in this case, none whatsoever.

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FAA introduces unworkable drone registration rules in time for Christmas

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Re: The US govt are more concerned by illegal drones than guns?!

Steve, You are mixing two unrelated arguments deliberately to bring up the subject of guns which are NOT part of the FAA's bailiwick and are not part of this article. Since you don't know your ass from your elbow, I will try to explain so you might comprehend the difference

Tools can not kill people by themselves, only humans can show an "intent" to kill; not tools such as guns or drones. They have no ability to aim and fire or fly themselves under normal circumstances.

They REQUIRE a human to make them operate and that is what the issue really is. A human must decide to pull the trigger in order for guns to fire; making the human the only responsible party in a crime.

Guns cannot be jailed for a crime, only humans can.

In the same way, a human must pilot the drone and direct it's flight path, making that human responsible for the drone and where it goes.

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Re: Shivers (@ Dadmin)

I really wish that people like you that can't have any civil discourse would do exactly what you advise others to do.

I piss on you and your wimpy, timid anti-gun friends too! Like deserves kind "Dadmin"!

You have no rights to tell me what to do.

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Donald Trump wants Bill Gates to 'close the Internet', Jeff Bezos to pay tax

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Not on your life will I vote for that lying CNUT!

Get out of US politics and go back under the rock you crawled out from.

Damn right we will vote for Donald Trump so we can stop flamers like you from getting any more political weight and ruining this country any further. He's not a lunatic, he's not mincing words like you wimps and he's telling the truth about the Muslim threat to this country.

FTR, if polls say Trump already has 1/3rd of the Republican vote, you can bet that there are another 30% who favor Trump that won't answer pollsters. Most pollsters in this country are liberal scum and skew the numbers in their favor anyway.

Hillary Clinton is already under investigation by the FBI for her lying and misuse of classified information exactly like the issues that Obama's Department of "Justice" prosecuted General Petraeus for. If he should have been prosecuted, then Hillary has committed far worse crimes than Petraeus did.

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Work on world's largest star-gazing 'scope stopped after religious protests

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Re: this is a bunch of watermelons who want to stop anything (@Tom 7)

No, it's the bleeding Demoncrats you moron...really I can't understand how someone so uneducated and ignorant feels it is your constant duty to interject retarded comments that don't even belong in this argument.

The political party you mentioned does not even have "a dog in this race" and neither do you!

These are dyed in the wool dummycrats holding up progress here.

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Brazil reverting to paper votes amid budget crisis

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New York State in USA

went to "electronic" voting but with a paper ballot that is scanned into the system at the voting booth location.

The paper ballot shows all the candidates and provides a small circle next to each that you fill in with a black marker.

For an example, think SAT (Scholastic Aptitude) test form. Still can be verified as a paper ballot but much faster to count into the system.

The only thing I don't like is after this ballot is scanned in, you lose all traceability.

I would much prefer a method that would allow secure direct entry electronically by me from the comfort of my own computer. Something that I can verify and "watermark".

However, we would need a completely independent division of the State to administer such a system, one that includes the death penalty for ANY kind of fraud. Also needed would be a change to the entire voting system to truly allow "One Human, One Vote" and abolish the "Electoral College" that prevents that.

If that were a possibility, then the government could see results of citizen opinions on much more than just general elections and we could have a far more responsive government that was more in tune.

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New Forum Wishlist - but read roadmap first

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Good Lord man!

Next thing you'll be wanting is a drop down menu for fonts and text formatting.

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Oh em gee – Adobe kills Flash Professional (it's called Animate now)

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Older operating systems such as Windows 7, have many severe bugs...

like not being Windows 10.

ALL these dorks seem to get together every year to figure out which piece of crap software will drive the requirement to update the OS.

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Sued for using HTTPS: Big brands told to cough up in crypto patent fight

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Re: Personal Liability

Sears already did that in a wrench case. They also did something similar with Windshield wiper blades.

Apparently they have a long history of taking the devices they have been shown (patent applied for) and making small changes and filing new patents on

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Protection at last: Operation Emergency UPS succeeds for Telecity

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Diesel Generators are NOT....

Uninterruptable Power Supplies. BY Definition Uninterruptable means no disruption (in electrical power), so there must be a battery system and inverter system somewhere. Both of those items should have taken over long before the generators kicked in. Since they did not, then there was NO UPS. Alarm bells should have been ringing at that discovery. Gensets kick in when the main power cuts out or when the UPS is faulty. Both happen often enough that there is no excuse for being so lazy.

There seem to have been multiple points of failure here, not the least of which was selecting Telecity as a provider. The next failure was believing Telecities hype.

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Remember Windows 1.0? It's been 30 years (and you're officially old)

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Re: Am I splitting hairs

I remember the same whining I hear today about the impending "activation requirement" for Windows XP as I do about everything that came after Win 7.

Michael, have an upvote.

I especially liked Windows 98 Second Edition as that had most of the bugs worked out of it compared to Win 95 and Win 98.

For blast of the past, take a look at www.mgdx.com

This guy put a lot of effort into mixing the updated Dll files from Win ME into Win 98 SE. Worked a charm and gave it new life. Still a great resource for those of us who have to resurrect ancient computers.

Although when I finally gave in and got XP Pro, I never looked back at 98SE. Now that I have Win 7 I feel I have gone full circle.

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